Crude Poster

Release Date: September 9th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 2010

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
In this documentary, director Joe Berlinger looks into a major environmental disaster in the Amazon, which involves the oil industry in Ecuador. While the film explores the human toll of the corporate presence in the heart of the jungle, it also presents the circumstances involved in the massive legal case associated with the complicated situation. Investigating the issue from a variety of perspectives, the movie shows how big business can drastically affect the world.

Director: Joe Berlinger

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: First Run

Keywords: Emotional, Underdog, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • What's less clear, and more maddening, is how several generations of Ecuadorans have been left to live on toxic land, their health and livelihoods compromised, while lawyers file motions and counter-motions and blame is passed around. show more

  • Minor flaws and all, Crude represents a crucial document as much as any evidence put forward in the courtroom itself. show more

  • Here’s a powerhouse of a documentary that makes you feel mad as hell and unwilling to take it anymore. show more

See all critic reviews on